Other Organizations

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations. 


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified foreign postdocs (academics and researchers) to come to Germany to complete a long-term research project. Duration: 6 to 12 months. You'll find further informations here here.

Hertie Foundation

The Hertie Foundation sees itself as a reform body creating incentives for change – by new approaches, additional know-how and by providing the necessary financial support. Further information here.

Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg (Robert Bosch Stiftung)

Theodor Heuss Fellows are encouraged to take on democratic responsibility and to become involved in their native societies. Each year, the Kolleg supports up to 100 selected students from Germany and more than twenty Central and Eastern European countries in international summer seminars. They develop ideas and implement them in international project teams with the support of Theodor Heuss alumni who have been trained to do mentoring and teach seminars. Application deadline is mid-March. Further informations can be found here.

Copernicus e.V.

Awards scholarships for one semester and an internship of two months in Berlin/Hamburg/München. All students of law, economics, political sciences and IT are welcome to apply by the 1st of March or 1st of September. Further informations can be found here.

Catholic Academic Exchange Service: Eastern Europe Programme

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is the scholarship agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. The Eastern Europe Programme is aimed at students, graduates, doctorate holders and holders of teaching qualifications at professorial level who submit a concrete study or research project and are able to justify the necessity of a stay in the Federal Republic of Germany. Projects that serve the restructuring and development processes, and the democratisation of Europe in a pluralistic manner are particularly sponsored. Further informations here.

Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Programme

The Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Programme has existed since 1996 and was expanded in 2005. It supports the final examination phase in studies at universities in Germany, especially European studies in the fields of cultural studies and the humanities, but also in the fine arts and the performing arts, architecture, agricultural and forestry sciences. Every year, 30 to 50 scholarships are granted over a period of up to one year. Further informations can be found here.


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